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This week on The TechCrunch Podcast we talked with Natasha in regards to the Y Combinator Demo Day for the Summer season 2022 cohort; the highs, the lows, the brand new administration and whether or not the accelerator shifting to be extra in-person-focused is a assist or a hindrance to its further-flung members. Then, ever a crypto-sceptic at coronary heart, I used to be delighted to get the possibility to speak with Anita in regards to the upcoming Ethereum chain merge.

First, the YC Demo Day. “The issues which have stood out to me to date is that it’s a extra Bay Space-based program. YC introduced that about 30% of the cohort moved to the Bay Space throughout the accelerator and about 23% had been already within the Bay Space, once they utilized,” Natasha stated. “We see a bifurcation being created between the individuals who may (or already did) reside within the Bay Space and YC’s worldwide focus. To me, that’s an attention-grabbing rigidity we’re seeing play out somewhat bit within the batch metrics.”

On the blockchain aspect of issues, I used to be curious if the proverbial wheels had been going to come back off. Anita didn’t appear too fearful. “The entire engineers I’ve talked to don’t appear to be too involved. This has been some extent of debate since 2016; it’s been mentioned, debated and examined a bunch of instances. Somebody in contrast it to the moon touchdown,” stated Anita (and explains the analogy within the podcast episode). “It’s this large, dangerous factor. It looks like a extremely massive deal. However a lot follow and preparation has gone into this course of that I personally wouldn’t anticipate something vital to go improper within the course of itself.”

Articles talked about on this episode:

We coated an entire bunch of Apple information. Greg helpfully put collectively a full overview of every part we coated, however specifically we talked about:

Non-Apple information

Tales talked about in our interviews with the TechCrunch writers


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